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UK and China launch virtual energy research centre

Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of Engineering at ICL (left) & Qikun Xue, VP for Research at Tsinghua

Imperial College London (ICL) and Tsinghua University are launching a virtual centre to collaborate on pioneering research into advanced energy systems.

Bullish Aqua Metals set for lead production boost

US lead-acid battery recycler Aqua Metals has told shareholders the company is on course for an estimated 25% increase in lead metal production after completing the first phase of a capital programme.

Scientists use AI to predict battery lifespan

Stanford graduate students Nicholas Perkins (left), Peter Attia and Norman Jin are among the researchers team. Photo: Dean Deng.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to “accurately predict” the remaining useful life of lithium-ion batteries before they start to wane, according to new research.

Finnish partners promote EV battery materials recycling

Finnish partners promote EV battery materials recycling

Finnish companies Fortum and Crisolteq have teamed up to launch a materials recovery process claimed to make more than 80% of electric vehicle (EV) batteries recyclable.


Leoch sets sights on Europe as new Asian battery plants start up

Leoch International Technology is to bring two new lead-acid battery plants on stream this year in Vietnam— and has revealed plans to expand in Europe including through acquisitions.

Inventus Power joins Soteria’s ‘safe lithium’ consortium

Inventus Power joins Soteria’s ‘safe lithium’ consortium

US-based lithium battery pack firm Inventus Power has joined ‘safer lithium’ start-up Soteria’s Battery Innovation Group (BIG).


SK Innovation starts work on US battery factory

Artist's impression of SK Innovation's EV plant

SK Innovation has broken ground on a US$1.1 billion electric vehicle batteries production plant in the US state of Georgia.

Battery 2030+ launched to create batteries of tomorrow in Europe

A science and technology initiative has been launched to “invent the batteries of the future” in Europe and identify the “most promising lithium-ion and post-lithium-ion technologies” within the next decade.

German state aid for batteries not enough to replace private investment, says minister

German state investment to establish a ‘home-grown’ battery cell industry cannot replace the need for “entrepreneurial commitment”, the country’s economy minister has said.


East Penn hits back over overtime violations claim

US lead-acid firm East Penn Manufacturing has pledged to fight allegations that it has violated a federal law relating to overtime payments.